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Aug 23 19:59

Trump "Israel will pay a higher price" for Embassy Move

President Trump has said Israel will "pay a higher price" in the negotiations after the US moved their embassy to Jerusalem

Embattled Trump Startles the 'self chosen' by Demanding ‘Higher Price’ for His Delusional Achievements on Jerusalem https://bit.ly/2PzrsUs

Aug 23 19:48

Hurricane #Lane has been downgraded to a Category 3, but is still a major hurricane.

Impacts will not change: wind gusts, major life threatening flash flooding, and damaging surf.

Aug 23 19:14

Steele Dossier Pushers Lay Low After Lanny Davis Bombshell

the dossier arguably suffered its heaviest blow on Wednesday after Clinton-connected lawyer Lanny Davis emphatically denied one of the document’s most intriguing allegations

Aug 23 18:50

Cops caught making “unconstitutional” traffic stops on road to Burning Man

The Burning Man organization sent a formal letter to federal officials on Wednesday requesting that law enforcement put an end to “unconstitutional” traffic stops on the road to Burning Man event which 80,000 people attend.

Aug 23 17:53

Former Trump lawyer Micheal Cohen raises $145k on GoFundMe one day after flip

In just one day’s time, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen has raised over one-hundred and forty-five thousand dollars on GoFundMe after flipping on the President in a plea deal on Wednesday.

Aug 23 16:53

SMOKING CIGARETTES

I now present to you doctors and nurses propagating yesterday what today would be considered an outrage (please note that you may click on any of these to enlarge for reading or to download them):

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Aug 23 16:11

Is your smartphone slower than usual? Hackers could be mining Bitcoin on your device and it could even end up destroying your gadget

'Recently, we have discovered that a version of the popular game Bug Smasher, installed from Google Play between one and five million times, has been secretly mining the cryptocurrency monero on users' devices,' said researchers at IT security firm ESET.

The phenomenon is apparently growing.

'More and more mobile applications hiding Trojan horses associated to a cryptocurrency mining programme have appeared on the platforms in the last 12 months,' said David Emm, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, a leading supplier of computer security and anti-virus software.

'On mobiles the processing power available to criminals is less,' but 'there is a lot more of these devices, and therefore taking in total, they offer a greater potential,' he added.

Aug 23 15:37

ADL: 'Deeply Troubling' That Trump Is Looking Into Large Scale Killings Of White Farmers In South Africa

The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday they found President Trump's tweet about the large scale killing of white farmers in South Africa and the government's move to seize their land "deeply troubling."

Aug 23 15:36

Leftists Meltdown, Slam Trump For Looking Into Killing Of White Farmers In South Africa

Leftists had total meltdowns over President Trump daring to tweet about the persecution of white farmers in South Africa.

Aug 23 15:25

EU Earmarks $20Mln for Iran in Effort to Offset US Sanctions

The European Union allocated 18 million euros ($20.6 million) in aid for Iran on Thursday, including for the country’s private sector in an effort to lessen the impact of US sanctions and encourage Tehran to stay in the 2015 nuclear agreement aimed at curbing its nuclear program, Reuters reported.

The bailout is part of a 50 million euro ($58 million) aid package that Brussels has set aside for Iran in its budget.

Faced with a US threat to punish foreign companies that refuse to join Washington’s sanctions and continue doing business with Iran, the EU has activated the so-called “blocking statute” and has been taking other measures to meet Tehran’s demand for practical guarantees that its economic ties with Europe will not suffer as a result of the US sanctions.

In a statement on Thursday, the EU’s foreign policy commissioner, Federica Mogherini, said that Brussels remained fully committed to mutually —rewarding cooperation with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So if the EU is going to do this for Iran, what is the US going to do to the EU?!?!?

Aug 23 15:23

State Dept Warns of Possible Sanctions on Any Country Purchasing Russia's S-400

US State Department's spokesperson Heather Nauert said during briefing that Washington was against a possible purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems by its allies around the world.

Aug 23 15:22

Why Your Credit Score Just Improved

Aug 23 15:21

IBM SLAPS PATENT ON COFFEE-DELIVERING DRONES THAT CAN READ YOUR MIND

Facial recog, psychological profiling – and scalding liquid flying through the air

Aug 23 15:20

FLORIDA RESIDENT SUES GENERAL MILLS OVER CARCINOGENIC GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE IN CHEERIOS

General Mills Inc has been issued a class action lawsuit by a Florida woman claiming that the company did not properly warn consumers about trace amounts of the herbicide glyphosate in their Cheerios cereal brands.

Aug 23 15:19

Luongo: "Humanity Has Had Its Fill Of George Soros"

To this day, George Soros still doesn’t see himself as the Villain. But he is. He always has been. Not because of his insane devotion to his open society ideology but because of what it has driven him to do in the name of it.

He has bankrupted multiple countries, profited off their demise which he set in motion through the undermining of native cultural institutions. He did it was calculated precision and cold determination.

In the process he destroyed and/or disrupted tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of lives, all to serve his ideological goals of universal serfdom for us and unlimited power for himself.

But, he doesn’t see it that way. He sees it as the necessary broken eggs to further the evolution of the species into a better and nobler iomelette.

Let that sink in for a second.

And that megalomania has now truly jumped the proverbial shark.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from Soros and his ilk!!

Aug 23 15:19

Luongo: "Humanity Has Had Its Fill Of George Soros"

To this day, George Soros still doesn’t see himself as the Villain. But he is. He always has been. Not because of his insane devotion to his open society ideology but because of what it has driven him to do in the name of it.

He has bankrupted multiple countries, profited off their demise which he set in motion through the undermining of native cultural institutions. He did it was calculated precision and cold determination.

In the process he destroyed and/or disrupted tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of lives, all to serve his ideological goals of universal serfdom for us and unlimited power for himself.

But, he doesn’t see it that way. He sees it as the necessary broken eggs to further the evolution of the species into a better and nobler iomelette.

Let that sink in for a second.

And that megalomania has now truly jumped the proverbial shark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from Soros and his ilk!!

Aug 23 15:03

AG Sessions Responds To Trump Attack: "Won't Be Influenced By Politics"

Following some of President Trump's harshest criticism, Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out in a statement this afternoon, confirming that the Justice Department “will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”

During an interview with Fox News, President Trump criticized the attorney general yet again for his recusal from the Russian collusion probe, and took aim more broadly at the Justice Department:

“Even my enemies say that, ‘Jeff Sessions should have told you he was going to recuse himself, and then you wouldn’t have put him in,’” Trump said in an interview that aired Thursday.

“He was on the campaign. You know, the only reason I gave him the job was because I felt loyalty,” Trump said. “He was an original supporter.”

Additionally, Trump said in the interview that Sessions “never took control of the Justice Department.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem isn't laughing at how Sessions is framing his stance; the problem is stopping once you start laughing.

Aug 23 14:59

Iran Again Threatens Strike On US, Israel After Bolton Warns "Maximum Pressure" Coming

In what now seems like a weekly occurrence, Iran on Wednesday warned its military wouldn't hesitate to strike American and Israeli targets should it be attacked by the United States after previous words from the US national security advisor warning that "maximum pressure" will be brought to bear against Tehran.

The words were issued during a public speech in Tehran by a senior cleric who works closely with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Ahmad Khatami. He told a congregation during Eid prayers in Tehran, "The price of a war with Iran is very high for America."

Khatami said, "They know if they harm this country and this state in the slightest way the United States and its main ally in the region, the Zionist regime (Israel), would be targeted.”

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A war with Iran is the absolute last thing this country needs right now.

Aug 23 14:52

Marines Need Special Lightning Rods To Shield Their F-35s In Japan From Storms

Among a number of residual issues that remain with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the matter of the jet’s defenses against lightning strikes, or lack thereof, continues to be a particularly vexing issue. For the U.S. Marine Corps and its F-35B variant, thunderstorms are still such a problem that the service is buying special portable lightning rods to help shield the jets when they’re parked outside at bases that otherwise don’t have the necessary infrastructure, which includes Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan.

Aug 23 14:32

National Enquirer Publisher Granted Immunity In Cohen Case

David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer and longtime friend of President Donald Trump, was granted immunity for providing prosecutors information surrounding Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen coordinating hush-money payments to two women during the 2016 election, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Pecker, CEO of American Media, Inc., was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in April around the same time the FBI raided Cohen’s home and seized thousands of documents and recordings.

Pecker’s cooperation with federal prosecutors appears to have been instrumental in forming the campaign finance violations Cohen pleaded guilty to on Tuesday, according to The WSJ. Cohen also pleaded guilty to tax evasion and bank fraud violations.

Aug 23 14:25

BREAKING: White Helmets Planning Terrorist Chemical Attack In Idlib – FALSE FLAG To Trigger US Airstrike

The White Helmets are planning a terrorist Chemical Attack in Idlib – FALSE FLAG or HOAX – to trigger US airstrike. The ISIS and Al Qaeda police and public relations wing, the White Helmets, are coordinating with other terrorists particularly with Al-Nusra (formerly known as Al Qaeda of Syria and Iraq) to stage a Chemical Attack in Idlib, sources from Idlib have revealed.

They were spotted by numerous confirmed sources using about eight vans to transport barrels from Atma factory near the Turkish border, which specializes in recycling Chlorine. SANA has reported this, as well as numerous other reliable sources, based outside the Atlanticist imperial reach.

Aug 23 13:38

A Dark Journey Into “The Minds of Men” — Film Review

By Activist Post

From the opening of Truthstream Media’s first full-length documentary THE MINDS OF MEN, the general aesthetic — from the narration to the black-and-white appearance to the bizarre imagery — is properly reminiscent of an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Featuring original music and character voicing by Melissa and Aaron Dykes, viewers will learn about the people behind mind-control programs designed and implemented by the military, universities, foundations, elite societies, science and government institutions. THE MINDS OF MEN weaves archival video footage, news clippings, primary research papers, interviews, and analysis into a stunning trove of conclusions about what humanity faces...

Aug 23 13:35

Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft

By Aaron Kesel

Hundreds of retail stores and soon thousands are investigating using biometric facial recognition software FaceFirst to build a database of shoplifters to aid in the fight against theft, Peter Trepp CEO of FaceFirst told BuzzFeed News.

The software is called FaceFirst and is designed to scan faces as far as 50 to 100 feet away. As customers walk through a store entrance, the video camera captures repetitious images of each shopper and chooses the clearest one to store. The software then analyzes that image and compares it to a database of “bad customers” that the retailer has compiled; if there is a match, the software sends an alert to store employees that a “high risk” customer has entered the door...

Aug 23 13:06

Sweden: Study Finds 58% Of All Rapists Were Born In A Foreign Country

A new study from Swedish state-owned media found 58 percent of all convicted rapists were born in a foreign country and the same was true for 85 percent of "assault rapists."

Aug 23 13:05

South Africa Pledges to 'Speed Up' Seizure Of White-Owned Farms In Response to Trump

The government of South Africa responded to President Trump on Thursday by doubling down and saying they're going to "speed up" the expropriation of white-owned farms and land.

Aug 23 13:05

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Diplomacy Over Sanctions For Russia

Despite unprecedented levels of propaganda from the fake news media and the entire Washington establishment pushing for a new cold war with Russia, the overwhelming majority of Americans favor diplomacy with Russia over ratcheting up sanctions.

Aug 23 13:02

Rickards: Shooting War With China More Likely Than You Think

Yes, headlines and TV interviews are dominated by talk of the trade war. That escalating confrontation is a big deal, but it’s not the only flash point in U.S.-China relations, and not even the most important.

China is as much concerned about a military confrontation in the South China Sea as it is about the economic confrontation in the trade wars.

China dredged sand surrounding useless rocks and atolls in the South China Sea and converted them into artificial islands and then built out the islands to include naval ports, air force landing strips, anti-aircraft weapons and other defensive and offensive weapons systems.

Not only are the Chinese militarizing rocks, but they are trampling on competing claims by the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and other countries surrounding the sea.

Aug 23 13:01

Trump: Michael Cohen Lied To Cut Deal

President Trump on Wednesday suggested that Michael Cohen made up stories to cut a deal, after the former Trump attorney accused the president of directing him to pay hush money to two women in violation of campaign finance laws.

Comparing Cohen to former Trump aide Paul Manafort, the President tweeted: "I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” — make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!"

Aug 23 12:59

Fear Trump will pardon Manafort? See what pardon king Clinton and these other decision makers did

With Paul Manafort facing decades in prison, commentators warn that Donald Trump may exercise his power to pardon convicted felons in order to let his former associate off the hook – following in the footsteps of Bill Clinton.

On Tuesday, a jury in Virginia convicted Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, on eight federal felony charges carrying a combined sentence of up to 80 years.

The news was met with jubilation in #Resistance circles, but some media outlets and Twitter pundits were quick to predict that Trump might pardon Manafort – leading to breathless screeds about the president.

Aug 23 12:59

Russia Plans To Beat US Sanctions By Stockpiling Gold

The Russian government is not taking the United States’ sanctions lightly. Instead, they plan to beat all sanctions imposed by Washington, including any future sanctions, by stockpiling gold.

The Russian central bank’s First Deputy Governor Dmitry Tulin said that Moscow sees the acquisition of gold as a “100-percent guarantee from legal and political risks.” The increases in gold purchases by the Russian government come as the Trump administration plans to impose new sanctions on Moscow.

Aug 23 12:58

Shooter down after firing at police near embassy in central Moscow

A man has opened fire at two police officers outside the Cambodian Embassy in central Moscow, injuring one of them, the police said. The shooter was critically injured by return fire, with doctors now fighting for his life.

“A man, who was walking along the Sivtsev Vrazhek Lane in Moscow has opened fire at the police officers with no apparent reason as they were passing by,” Yulia Ivanova, Russia’s Investigative Committee spokeswoman, told Interfax.

Aug 23 12:57

Former Clinton Pollster: Hillary Clinton Broke Campaign Finance Laws, Not Donald Trump

Mark Penn, the former pollster for both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, has penned an op-ed in The Hill Wednesday in which he argues that Michael Cohen’s guilty plea shows the double standard that prosecutors have applied unfairly to Donald Trump.

Penn argues that while what Trump is alleged to have done — paying Stormy Daniels for a non-disclosure agreement she had sought for five years prior to the election — was legal, Hillary Clinton failed to report campaign expenditures that led to the Steele dossier.

If anyone broke campaign finance law, Penn argues, it was Clinton, not Trump — but prosecutors want Trump out of office.

Aug 23 12:57

Mexico Cardinal: Victims Who Accuse Priests Should Be ‘Ashamed’

Mexican Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera said abuse victims should be “ashamed” to accuse “men of the Church.”

The newly-minted cardinal was speaking to a group of journalists on August 16, just days after the bombshell revelations out of Pennsylvania that some 300 members of the Church abused upwards of 1,000 children over the course of 70 years. This abuse was only possible, according the grand jury report, because of a Church-wide cover up that reached all the way to the Vatican.

Aug 23 12:56

Another Sears Holdings Spinoff Dies

Aug 23 12:44

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records About Raid on Michael Cohen’s Office, Home and Hotel Room

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records related to the April 9 raid on the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, then-personal attorney to President Donald Trump (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-01466)). The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests.

On April 12, 2018, Judicial Watch sought the following from the Office of the Attorney General:

Any and all records of correspondence and communications between the Office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning, regarding, or relating to the April 9, 2018 raids on the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen.”

Aug 23 12:42

Infowars Confronts Fake News King Jim Acosta Over Censorship

Infowars reporter Millie Weaver runs into Jim Acosta and interviews him about Alex Jones being banned from several social media platforms. Weaver calls out Acosta for his hypocrisy in calling for Infowars to be censored meanwhile pushing #FreePress.

Aug 23 12:39

Don’t Let Erik Prince Anywhere Near The War In Afghanistan

With more than $700 billion spent (and at least $15.5 billion outright wasted) on America’s long war in Afghanistan, it’s easy to understand why President Donald Trump might pursue unusual options to finally bring the 17-year-old conflict to a close.

Allowing Erik Prince to take over the war effort should not be one of them.

Prince’s priorities in Afghanistan don’t seem to align with the Pentagon’s. Just consider his leaked Afghan war plan published by BuzzFeed News back in December 2017, in which he proposed plundering Helmand Province of approximately $1 trillion worth of lithium, uranium, phosphorus, and other rare elements.

Doing that would risk reversing whatever progress American troops have made in the region thus far by fueling the jihadi narrative that the U.S. government is a purely predatory, imperial force focused on enriching itself and weakening Muslim countries.

Aug 23 12:38

The End of London. Prepare Yourself.

Aug 23 12:34

Settlers Slam Netanyahu for ‘Only’ Announcing 1,400 New Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his regular announcements of new settler unit constructions on Wednesday, announcing 1,400 new units across the occupied West Bank. Such announcements are made regularly.

While this has long been seen as a relatively cynical ploy to keep the far-right settlers supporting the far-right government, it doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to. Indeed, the announcement was followed by a rebuke from the settlers’ Yesha Council

The council complained about the figure “only” being 1,400 this time around, noting that it is common for the Higher Planning Committee to announcing several thousand units at a time. They also complained Netanyahu didn’t legalize a pair of illegal outposts in the West Bank at the meeting.

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What if these settlers jump ship, and support a Prime Ministerial candidate to the right of Netanyahu, to get what they want?!?

Aug 23 12:24

Apple Struggles to Reassure Feds: Our iPhones Are Not Spying on People

The Energy and Commerce Committee in Congress sent letters in July to Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, and Larry Page, CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, asking whether their smartphones listen to their users and collect data. In its response, Apple said that they do not listen to what users say and that third-party apps cannot access the audio data without permission.

Timothy Powderly, Apple's director of federal government affairs, claimed in a letter obtained by CNN, "The iPhone doesn't listen to consumers except to recognize the clear, unambiguous audio trigger 'Hey Siri.’ The customer is not our product, and our business model does not depend on collecting vast amounts of personally identifiable information to enrich targeted profiles marketed to advertisers."

"We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and purposely design our products and services to minimize our collection of customer data," Powderly added.

Aug 23 12:23

AWOL Jeff Sessions Keeps Streak Alive – Another Deep State Crook Gets Off Scot-Free

The Department of Justice declined to prosecute a corrupt FBI agent who took gifts and money from a “confidential human source.” The FBI agent also protected source’s illegal business and misused the FBI assets for personal gain.

The Jeff Sessions DOJ declined to prosecute.

Aug 23 12:23

"What A Disaster": Chaos Returns To Venezuela One Day After Massive Devaluation

Just one day after Venezuela's historic currency devaluation, which lopped off 5 zeros from the currency and prices while bizarrely pegging the "sovereign Bolivar" - the country's latest currency incarnation - to the petro, an oil-backed cryptocurrency (which has been banned by the US Treasury), chaos has predictably returned to the country with the greatest petroleum deposits in the world.... and hyperinflation failed to depart for even one day.

That what Henrique Rosales discovered when he went to an ATM on Tuesday - the day after Venezuela's historic currency transformation took place - to withdraw Venezuela’s new currency: he found it dispensed a maximum of 10 sovereign bolivars a day, the equivalent of 15 U.S. cents.

Aug 23 12:22

MSNBC, CNN ignore bombshell development in Mollie Tibbetts case on day of bad news for Trump

Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn told Fox News that it’s “fairly obvious that certain news outlets prefer to cover stories that make the president look bad” and the Tibbetts story “didn’t fit their narrative,” so it fell by the wayside.

Aug 23 12:21

Lindsey Graham Reveals When Donald Trump Will Likely Fire Jeff Sessions

President Trump is “very likely” to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions after November’s midterm elections, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Bloomberg News.

Graham told Bloomberg that Trump is “entitled to an attorney general he has faith in” but warned Trump against firing Sessions ahead of the midterms, saying it would “create havoc.”

Aug 23 12:19

Bank holiday travellers are told to expect 'perfect storm' of transport chaos as 14.4m cars hit the roads amid heavy rain and thunder warnings, 300 miles of roadworks and threat of major rail disruption

Families travelling across the UK this bank holiday have been promised the 'perfect storm' of transport chaos as clogged up roads and railway tracks combine with forecasts of heavy rain and thunder warnings.
More than 14million cars will take to the roads this weekend, with motorists warned that some journeys will take almost four times longer than normal due to 300 miles of roadworks and wet weather.
Research by the RAC suggests 11.2million people have planned a car journey for a day trip or extended break between Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday.
Public transport is not expected to fare much better, as a huge programme of engineering works puts large swathes of the network out of action, including two of London's busiest stations.

Aug 23 12:18

Heavy rains pound Big Island as Cat 4 Lane barrels toward Hawaii

Much of the state remains under a hurricane warning as Lane continues its slow march toward the islands as a massive Category 4 storm.

Kauai County, meanwhile, is under a hurricane watch.

The hurricane warning, in effect for the Big Island, Maui County and Oahu, means hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours, while a hurricane watch is issued when hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours.

The heavy rain that started on Tuesday continued through Wednesday morning, triggering flooding and landslides in some spots and forcing the closure of Highway 19 — in Hilo and Honomu — as well as Bayfront Highway in Hilo and several other roadways.

The National Weather Service said several rain gauges showed over a foot of rain on the Big Island in the last 24 hours, with one rain gauge showing 17 inches.

Aug 23 12:17

Trump just appointed significant donor Jeffrey Gunter as Ambassador to Iceland

He's a dermatologist - a country with only 35 Jews

Aug 23 12:10

Stephen Paddocks ‘girlfriend’ Marilou Danley worked for the FBI

Alleged 1 October gunman Stephen Paddock’s ‘girlfriend’ Marilou Danley worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, records obtained by Intellihub show.

Aug 23 12:07

Cohen’s Lawyer Lanny Davis Is a Registered Foreign Agent For Pro-Russian Oligarch Wanted by US Government

On Tuesday, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen said he violated campaign finance laws at “direction of the candidate,” an indirect reference to the president.

On the advice of his attorney and Clinton advisor Lanny Davis, Cohen pleaded guilty to bank fraud, tax fraud, and campaign finance law violations in the Southern District of New York.

Lanny Davis just said that Michael Cohen decided to start telling the truth right after watching the Helsinki Press Conference because he is afraid about the damage President Trump may do to our country.

Well, we can’t make this stuff up even if we want to!

Lanny Davis, Michael Cohen and the word “truth” don’t belong in the same sentence. And, only 24 hours are enough to expose these people for what they are. It seems like their skeletons keep getting exposed and we learn the ugly truth about them.

Aug 23 12:06

Biden Owes $219,000 for Campaign Violations

The Biden for President campaign committee owes the Treasury more than $219,000 because it accepted excessive campaign contributions and understated the value of a trip taken on a private plane in the 2008 campaign, the Federal Election Commission said in a new report.

Auditors from the agency found numerous violations of campaign finance rules by the committee that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. used in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Mr. Biden’s press secretary, Elizabeth Alexander, said Saturday that he would pay the amount owed.

Aug 23 11:56

Now, This is Racism!

What do you call an exclusively Aryan club that welcomes support from ALL members of society but only allows Aryans in as members?

Nazis I guess.

What would you call a white nationalist campaign organisation that welcomes support from people of ALL colours who agree with their ‘statement of principles’ but only allows nonwhites in as ‘solidarity members’?

I think that ‘white supremacist’ is the term the Left uses to refer to such groups.

Would Jeremy Corbyn accept support from groups that name themselves ‘Aryan Voice for Labour’ or ‘Whites for Corbyn’? Would the Labour party allow any such groups in its proximity? I don’t think so, they would be booted out in seconds. The Labour leader would be very quick to disassociate himself from such racially exclusive bodies. But neither Labour nor Corbyn have ever contemplated denouncing the Jews only, racially exclusive enthusiasts at Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL).

Aug 23 11:54

THE LIST OF PRODUCTS AND FOODS THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR MONSANTO’S CARCINOGENIC GLYPHOSATE

Glyphosate is so prevalent in our environment that trace amounts of it is now found in a wide variety of consumer products, including foods and personal hygiene products, in the human body, and in water supplies.

To some scientists and related officials, none of these products individually contain high enough levels of glyphosate to pose a health risk, however, others argue that consuming trace amounts leads to dangerous accumulations within the body, as it is known to bio-accumulate in major organs and bones.

Aug 23 11:53

Saudi Arabia Dustbinning Historic Aramco Public Stock Offering - Report

Reports Wednesday from senior industry sources suggest that Saudi Arabia is cancelling or postponing the public offering of its state oil producer and the world’s most profitable company, Saudi Aramco, billed by many as the biggest such deal in history.

"The message we have been given is that the IPO has been called off for the foreseeable future," a senior financial adviser told Reuters. "Even the local float on the Tadawul Stock Exchange has been shelved."

Aug 23 11:52

'The man is out of his mind': MoD workers slam Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson's 'crazy' plans for guns on TRACTORS, ferries as landing craft and missile systems disguised as Coke lorries

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is 'out of his mind' for proposing a series of 'bizarre' and outlandish ideas to bolster the UK's military, sources have claimed.

Among some of the concepts touted by Mr Williamson include fitting guns to tractors and disguising defence systems as Coca-Cola lorries, the Sun says.

Williamson is rumoured to have suggested that old commercial ferries should also be turned into beach assault crafts, just part of a string of unusual requests which have riled military chiefs.

Aug 23 11:43

World famous holistic doctor suddenly shuts clinic after death threats to her entire family and trouble with FDA

“Today, the lives my children, my patients and I were threatened if I remain open. I need to temporarily close for the safety of my kids and patients. This breaks my heart to do this.

This time will also give me the opportunity to deal with the many issues coming from government offices and agencies initiated from the complaints filed by certain medical societies. These resulted in the filing of several cases against me, raids of my property and clinic as well as a prohibition now for me to manufacture health products. I’m also unable to currently administer and distribute them to my patients. My license to practice medicine could be revoked if I continue my service to patients right now. I cannot provide Boston C or any other of my inventions to any patients until these government issues are resolved. To do so could end my career as a doctor.

I’m cooperating with the government offices and agencies and resorting to all remedies available to me under the law to remedy this.

Aug 23 11:41

A Perfect Storm Threatens America's Survival

Today, our civilization is in more danger than ever. While there are still external challenges, the most serious threats are increasingly internal. Individually, each is troubling but not necessarily fatal. Blended together, like adding glycerol to concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids to form nitroglycerin, we have to ask, is America facing a Perfect Storm?

Aug 23 11:40

MAJOR GERMAN FM STATEMENT: ‘We Will Not Allow The U.S To ACT AT OUR EXPENSE’

The following text in full, was written just yesterday by the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, on the authoritative Handelsblaat. This is a major statement, as it carries weight just below official German policy, which in turn has strong weight on EU policy.

There are a number of highly significant and important phrases he uses in this text. Even American cultural hegemony is rejected, i.e., ‘Bruce Springsteen is not the future’.

FRN has consistently covered the growing rift, with all its nuances, between the U.S and EU since 2014. At the time, many critics believed we were totally wrong. Time has demonstrated FRN’s analysis to be generally correct. – ed

Aug 23 11:39

Russia slams Bolton's Syria claim: We're not stuck

Russia has blasted claims by US National Security Adviser John Bolton that it's "stuck" in Syria, warning American officials against making such remarks while their own troops are also on the ground in the conflict-ridden Arab country.

"It is not correct for anyone, let alone our counterparts in Washington, to claim that Russia has stuck someplace," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday. "Let us not forget that US military personnel is present on Syrian soil, too. This should be born in mind."

Aug 23 11:38

Bolton: EU has to choose between Iran and US

President Donald Trump's hawkish national security adviser says the Europeans have to make a choice between the US and Iran in observing American sanctions which he claims have been more effective than expected.

“We expect that Europeans will see, as businesses all over Europe are seeing, that the choice between doing business with Iran or doing business with the United States is very clear to them," National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday.

Trump “wants maximum pressure on Iran, maximum pressure, and that is what is going on,” Bolton told Reuters in Israel.

US administration officials have said newly re-imposed sanctions are meant to change Iran’s policies, including its role in the region, making a point that they are not aimed at toppling the Islamic Republic.

Bolton boasted that the sanctions are “already having a significant effect on Iran's economy,” but admitted that they have not led to any change in the country’s policies.

Aug 23 11:33

A Gangster State

Max Weber defined a key attribute of a state as holding the monopoly on the legitimate exercise of violence within a given territory. For anybody other than the state to use substantive physical force against you or to imprison you is regarded as an extremely serious crime. The state itself may however constrain you, beat you, imprison you and even kill you. That link is on deaths in police custody. I might also quote the state murder of 12 year old British child Jojo Jones, deliberately executed by drone strike by the USA with prior approval from the British government.

Aug 23 11:33

Turkey lira CRISIS: Lira plummets AGAIN as standoff between US and Turkey deepens

The currency fell as far as 6.1350 against the dollar from a close of 6.0330, and was at 6.0700 at 9.14 BST - 0.6 percent weaker on the day.

Turkey’s lira has now fallen a massive 37 percent so far this year, with the crisis between the two feuding nations exacerbating losses, triggered by concerns about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s influence over monetary policy.

Aug 23 11:32

London workers are queuing up for free food because they can't afford to eat

During rush hour on one of London’s most affluent streets, amid the bustle of the Strand, an orderly queue is forming. Dozens of people stand patiently, and hungrily, waiting for their dinner.

The gathering, near Charing Cross station, comprises people of all ages and ethnicities. Some look visibly homeless, clutching large carrier bags containing their worldly possessions. Others wear work clothes. Despite having a job, they can’t afford to eat.

Piles of food packages await under a pink gazebo. As volunteers hand them out, bread and pastries are scoffed into hungry mouths. Many people eat standing up; others find a picnic spot on the ground; some leave to take food home.

Aug 23 11:31

California lawmakers pass bill to erase old pot convictions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bill requiring California prosecutors to erase or reduce tens of thousands of marijuana criminal convictions was approved by the state Legislature on Wednesday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.

Aug 23 11:29

Rancher Cliven Bundy again sues Nevada, Clark County

Rancher Cliven Bundy, cleared of federal charges this year, refiled a lawsuit against Nevada and Clark County governments.

The previous suit, filed in January, was thrown out after Bundy and his lawyers failed to take action in the case.

The suit claims that former President Barack Obama’s late 2016 establishment of Gold Butte National Monument, which occurred while the rancher was in federal custody, was “as illegal as it is unlawful” and would preclude him from continuing to function on his land and destroy his livelihood.

In the latest version of the complaint filed this week, Bundy’s lawyers are listed as Larry Klayman, of Washington, along with Las Vegas attorney Craig Mueller, who ran an unsuccessful bid for Nevada attorney general in the Republican primary.

Aug 23 11:29

Brussels-Backed NGO is Vilifying French Right Ahead of EP Vote – MEP

EU Disinfo Lab's attempt to pin the blame on Russia for the Benalla controversy is actually a Brussels-backed effort targeting French conservatives ahead of the EP vote in May 2019, Nicolas Bay, secretary general of Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Rally, told Sputnik.

The EU Disinfo Lab, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, has kicked off a Cold War-style scandalous smear campaign ahead of the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections, said Nicolas Bay, an EP member from France and secretary general of Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Rally, formerly known as the National Front.

On August 10, the NGO published a list of names of Twitter users who were actively criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron and his former security aide Alexander Benalla, who assaulted a street protester during a May Day demonstration in Paris. Many of those who found themselves on the list belong to the electorate of Marine Le Pen.

Aug 23 11:24

CNN suspends a (black) pro-Trump commentator for "allegations", days after he spoke out on CNN

CNN Suspends Paris Dennard After WaPo Uncovers Past Sexual Misconduct Allegations

he nuked Phillip Mudd on air earlier this week!

Aug 23 11:20

Credit Suisse freezes $5bn in Russian money in compliance with US sanctions

One of Switzerland’s largest banks, Credit Suisse has suspended 5.1 billion francs ($5 billion) in assets linked to Russia as a result of Washington’s sanctions against the country.

There is reportedly growing fear among Western banks of reprisals from the US for working with targeted Russian individuals and entities.

The bank froze the funds in the second quarter of 2018, according to Reuters.

In an e-mailed statement to RT, Credit Suisse denied freezing Russian assets, explaining that it has reclassified assets of some Russian clients. The bank said that it works with international regulators wherever it does business to ensure compliance, including sanctions involving Russia.

Aug 23 11:20

Analyst: US, Israel Formed 'Highly Professional Working Group' Against Iran

It appears that Washington and Tel Aviv are going to step up pressure on Iran. According to some reports, the US and Israel have formed a special team to support the protest movement inside the country. Speaking to Sputnik, analysts shared their views on the alleged US-Israeli plan.

Citing unnamed Israeli officials, Axios announced on July 3 that the US and Israel had established a joint team to exert pressure on the Iranian government and encourage protests in the country. The Israeli government and the White House declined to provide comments on the issue to Axios.

Speaking to Sputnik, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin noted that initially "the only source for this information is Channel 10 of Israeli TV," but "then it was checked and picked up by Maariv and few other media resources."

Aug 23 11:19

‘Master of their house’? Bolton to ‘inspect’ Ukraine on its Independence Day

US national security advisor John Bolton’s upcoming visit to Ukraine on its Independence Day demonstrates the true limits of this ‘independence,’ experts told RT, noting that Kiev seems to be fully reliant on Washington’s support.
Bolton will attend a military parade in Kiev and meet with virtually all key figures of the Ukrainian government, including President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman as well as foreign and defense ministers, according to the Ukrainian ambassador to the US, Valery Chaly, who praised this visit as a display of the US “support to Ukraine.”

Aug 23 11:15

South Africa risks economic destruction in seizing white-owned farms, analysts warn

By Ben Wolfgang -

The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 22, 2018
South Africa faces potential economic calamity if it moves ahead with the seizure of largely white-owned farmland, analysts warned this week, as global investors reacted to a plan that government leaders say is necessary to correct decades-old wrongs of apartheid that left deep, systemic wealth inequalities and land ownership disparities along racial lines.

Aug 23 11:04

Robert Mueller prosecutions embolden Trump opponents, don't prove collusion

Special counsel Robert Mueller has now won or assisted in guilty pleas or convictions against a number of figures in the president’s inner circle during the 2016 campaign — but has yet to prove a more fundamental case of Russia-Trump collusion.

The successful prosecutions have become a powerful retort for the president’s opponents, who say the conviction of Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman on eight counts Tuesday and guilty pleas from his former national security adviser, personal attorney and two campaign advisers all undercut claims that Mr. Mueller’s investigation is a witch hunt.

Aug 23 11:03

FACEBOOK GOES ON THE ATTACK

Now that that door is open they’re going after TeleSur, Alternet, Truthdig, the Jimmy Dore Show, Secular Report and anyone else they can find who makes a honest attempt to tell the truth.

Google says it will block: “blatantly misleading, low quality, offensive…” content.

Does that include the Washington Post and the New York Times claiming Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and thus lying us into an illegal war?

Aug 23 11:02

Palestinians say no to Lana Del Rey’s “token gesture”

Campaigners are slamming Lana Del Rey for making a “token gesture” toward Palestinians even as she acknowledges the increasing pressure she is facing to cancel a gig in Israel next month.

Despite the calls from fans and fellow artists not to go ahead with her appearance at the Meteor Festival, the American pop singer insisted in a post on Instagram Tuesday that “We will be still playing our show in Israel.”

But in a sign she is feeling the heat, Del Rey added: “That being said, I understand the concern towards showing support to the Palestinians too.”

“So I just wanted to let you know when I’m in Israel I will be visiting Palestine too and I look forward to meeting both Palestinian and Israeli children and playing music for everyone. I want peace for both Israel and Palestine.”

Aug 23 11:01

Palestinian dancer from Belgium jailed by Israel

There is growing concern in Belgium for a Palestinian refugee and dancer who was detained by Israeli authorities as he tried to enter the occupied West Bank from Jordan a month ago.

Mustapha Awad, who was born in Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon, has been granted refugee status and citizenship in Belgium.

For two weeks after his arrest, Awad was not allowed to see a lawyer, according to prisoners solidarity group Samidoun. He was only allowed to see someone from the Belgian consulate on 8 August, after 20 days of interrogation.

According to Samidoun, Awad appeared in court on 16 August, and was then returned to an Israeli interrogation center.

“My client was arrested at a frontier post for belonging to a terrorist organization, something he firmly denies,” Awad’s Belgian lawyer told media last Friday.

Aug 23 11:00

US Intends to Use Sanctions to Drive Iran Oil Exports to Zero

Paying up US sanctions against Iran during his visit to Israel, John Bolton said that the US is fully prepared to use its sanctions to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero to force a “massive change in the regime’s behavior.”

State Department officials have previously said “cut to zero” was a goal, but that appears virtually impossible. China is Iran’s largest oil buyer, and has insisted it will continue to do so. This means at least a third of Iran’s exports before the sanctions were reimposed will continue.

Those nations trying to follow the US demands, and request sanctions waivers, are likely to be disappointed as well. Bolton says the objective “is essentially we’d like to say no waivers to the sanctions.”

So far, that’s been the case. There’s no sign that any of the nations seeking waivers has gotten one, even on vital trade.

Aug 23 10:58

Ann Coulter: The Pantsuit That Cried Wolf

If you’ve ever wondered how Russia became America’s most fearsome enemy, long after that country gave up Communism, gulags, forced starvations and mass murder (all of which liberals were cool with), the answer is: This crackpot idea came from the same woman who blamed a “vast right-wing conspiracy” for Monica Lewinsky.

The Russia conspiracy is classic Hillary, as detailed in my new book, Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind. Throughout her long and blemished public career, Hillary has always blamed her troubles on bad people conspiring against her.

Aug 23 10:57

Senate Blocks Voting on Amendment to Defund Yemen War

Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) amendment to withdraw all funding for the US involvement in the war in Yemen was blocked by Senate leadership on Wednesday, preventing it from getting a vote for inclusion in the 2019 Defense Appropriations Act.

There was language aiming to limit US involvement in Yemen in the 2019 NDAA, but President Trump’s signing statement indicated that he doesn’t intend to comply with that. This meant using control over the funding, through the appropriations act, was the next real chance to require compliance.

Senate leaders complaining they felt that the appropriations act was too important to pass to allow it to be cluttered by amendments that limit where the war funding included in it goes. This means, barring another bid for a War Powers Act challenge, the unauthorized US involvement in the war will continue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Our Merchant of Death in Chief, AKA President Trump, is, I am certain, congratulating himself heavily, as he constantly repeats his manifesto, that war is "good for American business."

Raytheon and Lockheed's executive management are most probably having economic orgasms right now, understanding that the unmitigated sale of their weaponry to Saudi Arabia in its US-enabled genocide of Yemen will continue, unabated.

And this, folks, is what that genocide looks like: (warning: highly graphic images)

Images: Yemeni children murdered by Saudi bombing raids

Images: dead and injured Yemeni kids, killed by a US-manufactured, Saudi-dropped bomb on a school bus.

Doesn't it just warm your heart, and make you prouder than CRAP to be an American, understanding what is being done in your name, and with your tax dollars, seeing all these dead kids, courtesy of the US-enabled Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

We have to have some quiet, peaceful conversations with our alleged Congressional Representatives, who are surely getting compensated by the military industrial complex at home, and the Saudi government abroad, and ask them, politely, when the killing here will be made to stop.

Aug 23 10:49

FLASHBACK - YouTube alters search algorithm over fake Las Vegas conspiracy videos

A “Las Vegas shooting” search on the Google-owned platform led users to numerous videos questioning whether the government was lying about the basic facts of the tragedy and suggesting victims could be “actors”.

On Wednesday, a YouTube spokesperson insisted the site was highlighting reputable videos and said conspiracy videos the Guardian discovered on its search page did not violate its standards. But less than 24 hours later the company altered its position, implementing changes to its platform in a direct effort to better promote reputable sources.

Aug 23 10:47

Western Civilization Is Now A Caricature of Absurdity

If you have concluded that a small handful of crazed morons control the words we are permitted to use, you are correct. The LGBT (Lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) community has decided that the word “vagina” is not gender-inclusive. The new unbiased designation of vagina is “front hole.”

The health website Healthline, together with the National Institutes of Health, Human Rights Campaign, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth journal, and Fenway Health in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, the National LGBT Health Education Center, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers have joined in the use of “front hole” as an “unbiased, inclusive, and contemporary term.”
One wonders how “front hole” qualifies as an unbiased gender neutral term. Does the male gender have a front hole? This effort to neutralize femaleness doesn’t work, but nevertheless it is the new politically correct term.

Aug 23 10:46

Far Left Watch: Violent Antifa Group Plans “Red Army” To “Annihilate” Conservatives

Red Guards Austin, a self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist-Maoist violent antifa group, has called for the formation of a “Red Army.” The group itself is based out of Austin, Texas, but works in tandem with Red Guards Kansas City, Red Guards Pittsburgh, Red Guards Los-Angeles, and Red Guards Charlotte to “annihilate” those they believe are “collaborators” or “fascist.”

Aug 23 10:40

US Diplomats Told to Promote US Weapons Sales

Diplomatic priorities for the US can be quite complicated, and sometimes inscrutable. One constant high priority, however, is selling weapons made by America’s major arms-makers to other countries. Though private companies, they increasingly find the US diplomatic corps working as their sales team.

This represents official determination to see the US remain the world’s largest exporter of weapons. This is a foregone conclusion with or without diplomats hectoring every other country to buy American, and attending weapons shows to push US products.

Yet Russia does continue to have some successful segments of the arms market, particularly the air defense systems. While military officials believe Russian sales are just going to happen sometimes, the Trump Administration has had fits when nations like Turkey, despite all the diplomatic pressure, choose to buy Russian.

Aug 23 10:37

300 migrants storm Spanish exclave of Ceuta, attack police with acid (VIDEO)

Seven police officers suffered acid and lime burns as more than 100 sub-Saharan migrants jumped the border fence that separates Morocco from Spain's north African exclave of Ceuta.

Approximately 300 people tried to enter European territory by storming the fence on Tuesday night. Press reports state that as many as 200 were successful, however officials in the autonomous city say they have only accounted for 115 new arrivals

The migrants cut part of the, 8.4km-long (5.2 mile) fence and used battery acid, quicklime and excrement to attack police officers, El Pais reports. The police revealed on Twitter that seven members of the force suffered injuries during the incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You just have to ask yourself; are people who use acid, lime, and excrement against police the kind of "good neighbors" you want with which to build your society?!?

Aug 23 10:35

Hawaii braces for impact of monster Hurricane Lane: US Navy ships and submarines leave port as 100mph Category Four storm begins to lash the outer islands and residents stockpile food

Hawaii residents emptied store shelves Wednesday, claimed the last sheets of plywood to board up windows and drained gas pumps as Hurricane Lane churned toward the state.

The category 4 storm could slam into the islands Thursday with winds exceeding 100 mph, making it the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii since Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

The National Weather Service said a hurricane warning was issued for Maui County, the Big Island and Oahu and hurricane watch was in effect for Kauai.

U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii have been instructed to leave port to avoid damage

Aug 23 10:33

Russia forced to respond to US missile defenses near its borders, Putin emphasizes

In reply to a question from a Finnish journalist Putin said that NATO’s military infrastructures were moving towards Russia’s borders and the amount of the alliance’s military equipment and personnel, as well as the number of military exercises near Russia’s borders were growing.

"Naturally, we have to keep an eye on what is going on there and to strengthen our infrastructures. We must respond to the emergence of components of the US missile defense systems near our borders," Putin said, adding that those missile defense systems could be used for launching intermediate range missiles.

Whatever the case, Putin said, "We welcome the Finnish president’s proposal for easing any tensions in the region. This concerns flights by combat aircraft (activation of their transponders - TASS)." Putin recalled that the International Civil Aviation Organization had formulated certain rules but they do not apply to military aircraft. "The rules have the status of recommendations," he recalled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And NATO is refusing to discuss the "mission creep" of more fighter jets, troops, and components shadowing Russia's border?!?

I would like to hope that this changes, but doubt that it will; the US is on a tear about demonizing Russia, and this demonization, coupled with an increase of troops and equipment at a country's border, is always the first step toward a shooting war.

Aug 23 10:33

US ready to drive Iranian oil exports to zero, says US national security adviser

The US is prepared to use sanctions to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero, the US national security adviser, John Bolton, has said.

“Regime change in Iran is not American policy, but what we want is massive change in the regime’s behaviour,” Bolton said on a visit to Israel, as he claimed current sanctions had been more effective than predicted.

Donald Trump took the US out of Iran’s nuclear deal with the west in May and is imposing escalating sanctions, both to force Iran to renegotiate the deal and to end Tehran’s perceived interference in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon.

Complete removal of Iranian oil from world markets would cut oil supply by more than 4% probably forcing up prices in the absence of any new supplies.

Aug 23 10:32

I’ve Been Browder’s Number One Journalist Critic for Two Decades. Here’s What President Trump Should Know About Handling Him

As a journalist, I’ve have been investigating Mr. Browder for nearly two decades. I’m probably his number one enemy journalist. He had me banned from a public talk December 2016 at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton where he feared I would ask him about his corruption.

As he said with some irony about President Putin, Mr. Browder is a bald-faced liar. Whatever he tells you, it’s not true.

For example, he cites “the death of my lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, in 2009 at the hands of the Russian state after he had uncovered a massive Russian government corruption scheme.”

Aug 23 10:32

Intel 'gags' Linux distros from revealing performance hit from Spectre patches

Open-source champion Bruce Perens has called out Intel for adding a new restriction to its software license agreement along with its latest CPU security patches to prevent developers from publishing software benchmark results.

The new clause appears to be a move by Intel to legally gag developers from revealing performance degradation caused by its mitigations for Spectre and Foreshadow or 'L1 Terminal Fault' (L1FT) flaw speculative attacks.

"You will not, and will not allow any third party to ... publish or provide any software benchmark or comparison test results," Intel's new agreement states.

Aug 23 10:31

Luongo: "Humanity Has Had Its Fill Of George Soros"

To this day, George Soros still doesn’t see himself as the Villain. But he is. He always has been. Not because of his insane devotion to his open society ideology but because of what it has driven him to do in the name of it.

He has bankrupted multiple countries, profited off their demise which he set in motion through the undermining of native cultural institutions. He did it was calculated precision and cold determination.

In the process he destroyed and/or disrupted tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of lives, all to serve his ideological goals of universal serfdom for us and unlimited power for himself.

But, he doesn’t see it that way. He sees it as the necessary broken eggs to further the evolution of the species into a better and nobler iomelette.

Let that sink in for a second.

And that megalomania has now truly jumped the proverbial shark.

Aug 23 10:29

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 23, 2018: 86,000 MILITANTS ELIMINATED DURING RUSSIAN OPERATION IN SYRIA

On August 22, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video providing some additional numbers on the current results of its military operation in Syria. According to the video, the Russian military has destroyed 121,466 terrorist objects and eliminated over 86,000 terrorists, including 830 commanders since the start of its anti-terrorist campaign in the country.

According to the report, 63,012 Russian servicemen, including 434 generals and 25,738 officers have gained combat experience during the conflict in Syria.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton claimed during his visit to Israel that the Russians are “stuck” in Syria and this is why the US has an upper hand in any negotiations in the conflict. Bolton claimed that Moscow is now “looking for others to fund post-war reconstruction” of the country describing this as “an opportunity for Washington to press for Iranian forces to quit”.

Aug 23 10:28

DNC Says Reported Hack Attempt Was a False Alarm

A suspected attempt to hack into the Democratic National Committee’s voter database was actually a cybersecurity test, the organization said.

The DNC, which was hacked by Russian intelligence officers during the 2016 presidential campaign, said Tuesday it had contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation after being alerted to an apparent phishing scheme by the computer security firm Lookout Inc., which uncovered a replica of the login page to the DNC’s VoteBuilder database during an online scan.

Aug 23 10:27

52.1% of Kids Live in Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance

Today, they are Americans under 18 years of age growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take "means-tested assistance" from the government.

In 2016, according to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, there were approximately 73,586,000 people under 18 in the United States, and 38,365,000 of them — or 52.1 percent — resided in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program.

Aug 23 10:26

F-35 landing gear collapses after in-flight emergency

After a mid-air emergency forced an F-35A fighter jet to return to Eglin Air Force Base, the plane’s nose landing gear collapsed, leaving the fifth-generation fighter face down on the runway.

The incident happened around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews responded immediately, and the pilot suffered no injuries, according to the Air Force. The plane is assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, and the service has launched an investigation into the incident.

Photos captured by local news outlets show the plane sitting safely on the runway, with its nose down on the ground. What damage may have resulted from the incident, and the costs associated with repairing it, is unclear; the service did not share details on the initial incident which required the plane to return to base early.

Aug 23 10:26

Fear Trump will pardon Manafort? See what pardon king Clinton and these other decision makers did

With Paul Manafort facing decades in prison, commentators warn that Donald Trump may exercise his power to pardon convicted felons in order to let his former associate off the hook – following in the footsteps of Bill Clinton.
On Tuesday, a jury in Virginia convicted Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, on eight federal felony charges carrying a combined sentence of up to 80 years.

The news was met with jubilation in #Resistance circles, but some media outlets and Twitter pundits were quick to predict that Trump might pardon Manafort – leading to breathless screeds about the president.

Bill Clinton - the king of pardons

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's all about pay for play; and unfortunately, President Trump appears to be no different in this matter, than were his predecessors in the Oval Office.

The proverbial "swamp rot"in DC will never be cleared; not by this President, at any rate.

Aug 23 10:25

THE TAMIMI FAMILY SAGA CONTINUES

Ahed Tamimi’s brother Waed to be jailed for over a year for throwing stones. He joins countless young Palestinians jailed for misdemeanors by the Israeli authorities.

Aug 23 10:21

AS THE WEALTHY FLOCK TO THE MAJOR CITIES ON BOTH COASTS, POVERTY AND SUICIDE SOAR IN RURAL AREAS

Some elitists derisively refer to the rural areas between the east and west coasts as “flyover country”, and they have little sympathy for the struggles of rural Americans. But those struggles are very real, and in this article you will see that poverty and suicide rates are soaring in non-urban parts of the country.

A new study that was just released contains some hard data about the “income sorting” that is going on nationwide. According to CBS News, the study found that those that are moving into expensive cities make much more money than those that are leaving, and conversely those that are moving into poorer cities make much less than those that are leaving for greener pastures…

America’s wealthy households are increasingly moving to coastal cities on both sides of the country, but those with more modest incomes are either relocating to or being pushed into the nation’s Rust Belt, according to a new study.

Aug 23 10:20

Waive Jones Act for Hawaii for Hurricane Lane

As Hawaii waits to see what devastation Hurricane Lane may bring to its shores, Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, is calling on the federal government to issue the state a temporary waiver from the Jones Act before any damage is done.

“The hurricane has not made contact with all the islands as of yet,” Akina said on Wednesday, “but lawmakers should take the necessary steps to prepare for the worst. By waiving us from the Jones Act before Hurricane Lane hits, ships will be able to bring supplies and aid as they make their already-scheduled transits.”

Waiving the Jones Act for areas affected by hurricane disasters has had explicit positive results. Waivers contributed to reducing the number of gas stations experiencing fuel outages in Florida after Hurricane Irma by more than 60 percent, according to GasBuddy. They’ve also helped stabilize fuel prices across the nation, preventing bigger price spikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act is known as the Jones Act and deals with cabotage (coastwise trade) and requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried on U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.[2] The act was introduced by Senator Wesley Jones.

Aug 23 10:19

THIS IS YOUR KIDS’ BRAINS ON INTERNET ALGORITHMS: A CHILLING CASE STUDY SHOWS WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE INTERNET TODAY

Bridle writes, “We know more and more about the world, while being less and less able to do anything about it.” As Bridle tells Robertson in a short interview, he doesn’t see the problems as irremediable, provided we gain “some kind of agency within these systems.” But he insists that we must face head-on certain facts about our dystopian, sci-fi-like reality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That ability for discernment, and critical thinking, has to be a part of a child's or an adult's world from the earliest possible moment; otherwise, decisions will be based on push/pull advertising, and not on critical facts.

Aug 23 10:18

How Will Iran Respond to Trump’s Escalations?

After re-imposing sanctions, Trump’s new “Iran Action Group” is the latest step in his destabilization campaign against Tehran. International Crisis Group President Robert Malley, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal under the Obama administration, discusses the White House’s goals and Iran’s response.

Aug 23 10:17

STEIN’S LAW, REAL ESTATE EDITION

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